Indeco 1200: efficiency at 1200 degrees

1 July 2016

Take a look at this fascinating photo taken by our engineer Pasquale di Gesù at the COSIPA (Compagnia Siderurgica Paolinense) foundry in the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo.

COSIPA has been a customer of COPEX, the local Indeco breaker importers and dealers, for over ten years. COSIPA has purchased 10 Indeco 1200 breakers, which are being used to get rid of the casting slag which forms on the inside of the blast-furnace ladles. The conditions are so extreme that the breakers have to work at temperatures ranging from 1000 to 1200 degrees Centigrade. The 10 breakers are equipped with unusually long tools, one measuring no less than 2.80 metres in length, enabling the breaker body itself to keep at a safe distance, at least one metre away from the red-hot ladles.